Step-by-Step guide for setting up Squash Ladders

Setting up your own online Squash Club Ladder or Ladders using SquashLeagues.org is very straightforward. Here's a list of the major steps, with links to a more detailed explanation of each step.



1. Register as a user of the SquashLeagues.org website
2. Enter the details of your own Squash Club
3. Enter the details of your Club's Ladder(s)
4. Enter the details of your Club's Members
5. Add your Club Members into the Ladder(s)

That's it - your new Squash Ladder is now up and running!

1. Register as a user of the SquashLeagues.org website

Registering as a user of the SquashLeagues.org website is very quick and easy. Simply click on the "Register" link at the top right of any page on the site. Then enter the details requested (Email address, and name is all that's required) together with your chosen password. After submitting these details, the site will automatically send you a verification email. Click on the link contained in the email, and that's it - you are now a fully-registered user of SquashLeagues.org!
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2. Enter the details of your own Squash Club

Once you have registered as a user of the SquashLeagues.org website, you can create your own Squash Club on the site. Simply login using your email and password and then click on the "Manage My Clubs" link at the top of any page on the site. Note: this link will only appear when you are logged-in. On the "Manage My Clubs" page, click on the link to "Add a Club" and enter the details for your Club. When you submit these details, your club is immediately created and you are automatically assigend the role of club "Administrator". This entitles you to control many of the functions of the site for your club. You can later share this role with other members of your club if you so wish.
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3. Enter the details of your Club's Ladder(s)

Once you have created your Club on the site, you can then proceed to add details about the ladder(s) you wish to have. Clicking on the "Manage Club Ladders" icon for any of the clubs in the list on the "Manage My Clubs" page will take you to a page where you can add the details of a new Ladder.
At the same time as you create the Ladder, you can specify what the rules should be for determining whcih players a given player can challenge, etc, but these parameters are all explained on the "Add A Ladder" page.
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4. Enter the details of your Club's Members

Once you have the Ladder(s) correctly created for your Club, the next step is to enter the details of your Club's Members. All Members of your Club must also be registered users of the SquashLeagues.org, but this is all automated - again making this step quick and easy. If you wish, you can enter the details of your members one-by-one. To add a single member, click on the "Manage Club Members" icon on the "Manage My Clubs" page. You will then be directed to a page showing you a complete list of all the members of your Club (including yourself!).
Click on the link labeled "Add members for Club" and you will be able to add the details for a new Member (First Name,Last Name and Email Address). However, if you have several members to add, you will find it much quicker to prepare a list of member details to be added in a file first of all, and then use the facilities of the site to add all of these at once. Use the link at the start of the "Add New Members" page labeled "Add Multiple Members at the same time" to start the process.
As each member is created, the new member will receive an email from the site explaining that they have been added as a member of your online Squash Club at SquashLeagues.org. The format of the file you need to create is explained on the page allowing you to add multiple members.
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5. Add your Club Members into the Ladder(s)

When you have added the Members for your Club, you can allocate those who are also Players, to their respective ladders. This is done by simply selecting from a list displaying those Members who are not already part of the ladder in the ladder you are managing. To do this, navigate to the correct page by following "Manage My Clubs", then "Manage Club Ladders". From this page, click on the "Manage Players" icon and proceed to add the correct Members to the Ladder.
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